The President today announced his intention to nominate Milan D. Bish, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador to Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda. The President also intends to designate Mr. Bish to be United States Representative to the State of St. Christopher-Nevis. He would succeed Sally Angela Shelton.
Mr. Bish is president of Mid-Continent Enterprises, a company engaged in land development, property management, and residential construction. Prior to founding this company, Mr. Bish was associated with and served as president of the Bish Machinery Co., a distributor of material-handling equipment and farm machinery. Since 1979 he has been a partner in the Bish and Son Cattle Co., and highway commissioner for the State of Nebraska. He was a member of the Presidential transition team at the Department of the Interior in November 1980 to January 1981.
He graduated from Hastings College (B.A., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Grand Island, Nebr. He was born July 1, 1929, in Harvard, Nebr.